Find detailed instructions below for your specific area of instruction. Remember, some areas of instruction require prescreen recordings, as noted below. See the prescreening page for details.

Detailed Instructions

Bassoon

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • Major and harmonic minor scales (not required on video recording)
  • Milde Scale or Arpeggio etude
  • Solo piece selected by the student

Graduate

  • Major and harmonic minor scales (not required on video recording)
  • A major concerto; e.g., Mozart, Hummel, or Weber
  • Selected contrasting orchestral excerpts
Cello and Cello Suzuki Pedagogy

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

Same as audition requirements (can be a different etude, suite, concerto or concerto movement than what is played for the live audition)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

(must be played from memory):

  • Two contrasting etudes of Franchomme, Piatti, or Popper
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach suite
  • One movement of a standard concerto, or
  • Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme: theme, variations 1, 2, 3

For a DMA or Artist Diploma audition, the cello faculty will select from the following requirements:

  • An entire Bach Suite
  • Complete standard concerto, or
  • Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme: theme, variations 1, 2, 3, and finale
  • 20th- or 21st-Century composition (memorization not required)
Clarinet

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

  • Any Rose etude
  • Exposition of Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
  • Paganini (edited by Alamiro Giampieri), Caprice 1, 5 or 6 from 14 Caprices (Ricordi edition)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • All major and minor scales and arpeggios (not required on video recordings)
  • Mozart, Clarinet Concerto (first movement) or Weber, Clarinet Concerto, no. 2 (first movement)
  • Solo passages from Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
  • Mendelssohn, Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Solo piece selected by the student

Graduate

  • Mozart, Clarinet Concerto 
  • Nielsen, Clarinet Concerto
  • Solo passages from Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
  • Mendelssohn, Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Solo piece selected by the student
  • A major 20th- or 21st-Century solo work
Collaborative Piano

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. That recording should consist of a movement of a larger solo work or a short solo work, a movement of a duo sonata, and an aria. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below. 

The required audition repertoire is as follows (items 1-6):

1. Perform one solo piece of choice.

2. Choose one sonata:

Beethoven
Sonata #5, Violin and Piano, Opus 24
Sonata #7, Violin and Piano, Opus 30, #2
Sonata #3, Cello and Piano, Opus 69

Brahms
Sonata for Violin and Piano, #2, Opus 100 in A major
Sonata for Violin and Piano, #3, Opus 108 in D minor
Sonata for Cello and Piano, #1, Opus 38 in E minor
Sonata for Cello and Piano, #2, Opus 99 in F major

Debussy
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano

Frank
Sonata in A major

Fauré
Sonata in A major, Opus 13

3. Choose one concerto reduction:

  • Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, Opus 35 in D major
  • Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47
  • Mozart, Violin Concerto, #5, K. 219 in A major
  • Elgar, Cello Concerto, Opus 85
  • Dvorak, Cello Concerto, Opus 104 in B minor

4. Choose one from the following three pieces:

  • Kreisler "Songs My Mother Taught Me"
  • Tambourin Chinois, Opus 3
  • Marche miniature Viennoise

5. Choose three contrasting arts songs to be played in the high/soprano key. A singer will be provided for live auditions in Cleveland. One of the three selections should be prepared both to be played and sung. This will not be a test of vocal talent but rather will give some sense of ability to do more than one thing at once (as in coaching), some sense of diction abilities and textual expression.

German
Brahms, "Botschaft"
Schubert, "An die Musik" or "Du bist die Ruh"
Schumann, Postlude of "Frauenlieben und Leben" or "Dichterliebe"
Strauss, "Ständchen"
Wolf, "Er ist's" or "Ich hab' in Penna"

French
Chausson, "Le colibri" or "Les papillons"
Debussy, Ariettes oubliées: "C'est l'extase" or "Il pleure dans mon coeur"
Duparc, "Chanson triste"
Fauré, "En sourdine"
Poulenc, Fiançailles pour rire: "Violon" or "Il vole"

English
Barber, Hermit Songs: "St. Ita's Vision", "The Monk and His Cat", or "The Desire for Hermitage"
Bridge, "Love Went A-Riding"
Copland, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: "Nature, the gentlest mother", "Heart, we will forget him", or "Going to Heaven!"

6. Choose one aria:

  • Mozart, Countess's Recitative/Aria, "E Susanna...Dove Sono", from The Marriage of Figaro
  • Puccini, Musetta's Waltz, "Quando m'en vo", from La Boheme
Composition

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1.  

Prescreening Requirements 

Applicants must submit 2-3 original compositions (electronic scores preferred). Applicants for graduate programs (MM, PS, DMA) should include at least one work for large ensemble (chamber orchestra, full orchestra or wind ensemble).  Each composition must be accompanied by an audio/video recording uploaded to the application. Hard copies may be sent to CIM at: 

Cleveland Institute of Music
Admissions Office
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106 USA

Scores become the property of CIM and are not returned. Electronically submitted compositions uploaded to the application must be formatted to print on 8 ½" x 11” paper. 

In addition to the 2-3 scores and recordings of the compositions, Composition applicants must upload the following to the application. 

  • A chronological list of completed compositions (including date of composition, instrumentation, duration and any performances) 

  • A resume that includes musical activities and training 

  • Two video recordings (uploaded separately) demonstrating technical and musical accomplishment on an instrument or voice. These recordings should present two (and only two) contrasting sections of your choice. Accompaniment is not required, except in voice. 

Audition/Interview 

After preliminary score review, selected applicants are invited to Cleveland for an interview.  

Conducting (Orchestral)

A prescreening video is required. A video of the applicant conducting under rehearsal or performance conditions of orchestra or chamber ensemble must be submitted. An additional video demonstrating technical and musical accomplishment of the applicant on an instrument is required. These recordings must be submitted at the time of application and applicant needs to present two contrasting selections of the applicant's choice for the instrumental performance selections.

Students must be available for a live audition at our Cleveland campus. Any recorded auditions will not be accepted.

Ensembles perform for conducting auditions, under rehearsal conditions, and the following repertoire is required:

  • Mozart, Cosí fan Tutte, recitative "Ah scostati", which precedes the aria "Smanie implacabile" (#11)
  • Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
  • Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings, third movement

On the scheduled audition date, each applicant must complete the following:

  • an interview with the Director of the Orchestral Program
  • all admission examinations
  • a written test of general knowledge, which includes score identification, foreign language terms, and transposition
  • a piano proficiency examination; each applicant must perform a solo work of choice that best reflects ability and be prepared to do sight-reading.
Double Bass

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate and Graduate

  • First movement of a standard concerto (or work of similar scope)
  • One movement from a Bach cello suite*
  • Two orchestral excerpts, by different composers, representing contrasting styles and techniques

LIVE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • First movement of a standard concerto (or work of similar scope)
  • One movement from a Bach cello suite*
  • Two orchestral excerpts, by different composers, representing contrasting styles and techniques
  • A piece of choice**

Graduate

  • Two movements of a standard concerto (or work of similar scope)
  • One movement from a Bach cello suite*
  • Three orchestral excerpts, by different composers, representing contrasting styles and techniques
  • A piece of choice**

*For Bach:

  • Any key
  • Please play all repeats, including Da Capo if applicable (no repeats on D.C.)
  • Modern bow or period bow are both acceptable
  • Ornaments on repeats are welcome

**Piece of Choice:
Something that represents you as a unique musician; can be any time period, style,
genre, etc. Possibilities include:

  • Contemporary/Modern
  • Jazz
  • Pop Arrangements
  • Bluegrass
  • Showpiece/transcription
  • Additional movement of Bach, concerto, excerpt, etc.

DMA Applicants

Please contact Scott Dixon, the department head, at scott.dixon@cim.edu to discuss appropriate audition repertoire. 

Flute

Please note, due to an increase in applications that led to an unusually large flute department this year, CIM will only accept recorded auditions for the fall class of 2019. Please contact admission@cim.edu should you have any questions about this change.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • All major and harmonic minor scales and arpeggios in two octaves 
  • Three contrasting pieces or movements of pieces, one may be an etude

Graduate

  • All major and harmonic minor scales and arpeggios in two octaves
  • Three contrasting pieces or movements of pieces, one may be an etude
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts
Guitar (Classical)

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

Same as audition requirements (can be different pieces than what are played for the live audition)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • Three pieces of contrasting style - the repertoire chosen must include a slow selection as well as one that demonstrates the applicant's upper level technical ability.
  • Major and minor scales, arpeggios, slur studies, and sightreading may be requested (not required on video recording).

Graduate

  • Three pieces of contrasting style, all of which must be substantial works or movements from substantial works - the repertoire chosen must include a slow selection as well as one that demonstrates the applicant's upper level of technical ability.
  • Major and minor scales, arpeggios, slur studies, and sightreading may be requested (not required on video recording).

Below are examples of CIM guitar audition material, with 3 contrasting style works. Mr. Vieaux or Mr. Davin may stop you in the middle of a piece in order to hear other works. Being stopped for time constraints is no reflection on the guitarist's performance.

Example 1
BACH Allemande from BWV 995 Suite
MERTZ Elegie
MARTIN "Comme Une Gigue" from Quatre Pieces Breves

Example 2
SCARLATTI Sonata K. 1
PONCE 1st Movement from Sonata No. 3
CARTER Changes

Example 3
DOWLAND Fantaisie No. 10
GIULIANI Grande Overture, Op. 61
TURINA Sonata, 1st movement

Example 4
SOR Op. 9 Variations
GINASTERA Sonata, 2nd Movement
JOBIM "A Felicidade" (arr. Dyens)

Harp

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two solo works of contrasting style (preferably memorized)
  • Level III Warm-Up from On Playing the Harp by Yolanda Kondonassis (published by Carl Fischer)
  • One orchestral excerpt of the applicant's choice
Harpsicord

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below.

Undergraduate

(application video recordings may be performed on the harpsichord or piano)

  • All major and minor scales and arpeggios in three octaves (not required on video recording)
  • A work by Bach (at least 3 movements if a suite)
  • A sonata by Scarlatti
  • One movement of a sonata by C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, or Mozart

Graduate

  • A substantial work by Bach (complete)
  • A sonata by Scarlatti or Soler
  • A toccata, tombeau, or unmeasured prelude from the 17th Century
  • A suite by Couperin, Rameau, Duphly, or the equivalent
Horn

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • Major and minor scales and arpeggios (not required on recorded auditions)
  • Etude by Kopprasch or the equivalent
  • Solo or concerto selected by the student
  • Selected contrasting orchestral excerpts

Graduate

  • Solo or concerto selected by the student
  • Advanced etude (Gallay, Kling, or Maxime-Alphonse)
  • Selected contrasting orchestral excerpts
Oboe

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

An etude of your choice from Barret or Ferling and a solo of your choice OR a live recording of a recent recital

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Etude by Barret or Ferling
  • Baroque or Classical work
  • 20th or 21st Century work
Organ

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

Same as audition requirements

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A work of Bach
  • A 19th Century work
  • A 20th or 21st Century work
Piano

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREENING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  • One or more movements from a classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart Beethoven or Schubert
  • One Chopin étude of virtuosity
  • One other piece of applicant's choice

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate:

  • Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Complete classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
  • One substantial romantic work from the 19th century
  • One work from the 20th or 21st century
  • One Chopin étude of virtuosity

Graduate:

  • Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach from The Well-Tempered Clavier or another original work by Bach which contains a fugue. (No transcriptions permitted.)
  • Complete classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
  • One substantial romantic work from the 19th century
  • One work from the 20th or 21st century
  • One étude of virtuosity
Timpani and Percussion

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • Snare Drum: Demonstrate advanced skills by performing rolls, rudiments and/or other technical aspects of snare drumming in two contrasting etudes from advanced sources; e.g., Delécluse, Peters, Goldenberg, Wilcoxin, or Pratt. The performance of orchestral excerpts is optional for undergraduate applicants.
  • Keyboard Percussion: Show evidence of advanced technical and musical skills by performing at least two contrasting movements from one or more concerti or solo works; e.g. Stout: Mexican Dances; Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin; Creston: Concertino for Marimba; or works by Abe, Burritt, Smadbeck, etc. The performance of orchestral excerpts is optional for undergraduate applicants. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate advanced technical skills by performing scales, arpeggios, and/or other technical exercises.
  • Timpani: Demonstrate skills in performance of rolls and single strokes. Perform at least one etude or solo for three or four timpani, showing musicianship and aptitude. Show knowledge of intervals, pitch recognition and tuning ability. Perform at least one standard Classical timpani part (Beethoven or Mozart).
  • Sight-reading may be requested in any segment of the audition.

All students study both percussion and timpani. Study during the third and fourth years is customarily in the major field of concentration, as determined by the department in consultation with the student. However, with the agreement of the department, in consultation with the student, a student may continue to study both percussion and timpani during the third and fourth years of the undergraduate program.

Graduate

Customarily students confine their studies to one field of concentration (either Percussion or Timpani). However, with agreement of the department, in consultation with the student, it is possible to study both Percussion and Timpani at the graduate level. To qualify for study in two fields of concentration, applicants must demonstrate musical and technical mastery by performing the audition requirements applicable to each major area of concentration.

Percussion

  • Five contrasting orchestral excerpts each for snare drum, xylophone, and glockenspiel
  • One advanced orchestral excerpt for vibraphone, tambourine, cymbals, and triangle may be heard as time permits
  • An advanced keyboard solo suitable for a senior recital
  • An advanced snare drum etude or solo
  • Show basic technical and ear training skills on timpani
  • Sight-reading may be requested in any segment of the audition.

Timpani

  • Demonstrate timpani skills in performance of rolls and single strokes. Show evidence of a good ear, knowledge of intervals, and tuning ability.
  • Perform standard timpani repertoire and etudes demonstrating facility and musicianship.
  • Show evidence of basic technical knowledge of snare drum and keyboard percussion; perform one study each on snare drum and xylophone or marimba.
  • Sight-reading may be requested in any segment of the audition.
Trombone and Bass Trombone

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below.

Undergraduate

  • All major and minor scales and arpeggios (not required on recorded auditions)
  • 2 contrasting technical studies, lyrical and technical, from Blazhevich or Bordogni
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tenor and alto clefs
  • Solo selected by the student
  • Contrasting orchestral excerpts such as: Mozart, Requiem; Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel; Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis; Wagner, Lohengrin; Mahler, Symphony #3
  • Sight-reading (not required on recorded auditions)

Graduate

  • 2 contrasting technical studies, lyrical and technical, from Bitsch, Masson, Bozza or the equivalent
  • Solo selected by the student, demonstrating advanced musicality and technique
  • Selected contrasting orchestral excerpts such as: Ravel, Bolero; Mahler, Symphony #3; Wagner, Ride of the Walkyries; Rossini, William Tell; Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel; Bruckner, Symphony #7
  • Sight-reading (not required on recorded auditions)
Trumpet

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

Prescreen Requirements:

Same as audition requirements (can be different pieces than what are played for the live audition).

Undergraduate Audition

  • Two etudes of contrasting style from Charlier, Brandt, Characteristic Study from Arban, or the equivalent
  • Concerto or solo piece selected by the student
  • Orchestral passages from standard repertoire optional

Graduate Audition

  • Two etudes of contrasting style from Charlier, Brandt, Bitsch, Smith-Top Tones, Characteristic Study from Arban, or the equivalent
  • Two concerto or solo pieces of contrasting style selected by the student
  • Orchestral passages from standard repertoire
Tuba

A prescreening recording is not required, except for doctor of musical arts applicants. If you wish to upload a video recording to your application, you may do so. The recording should consist of selections from the audition repertoire. Doctor of musical arts applicants should record approximately 30 minutes of the repertoire below.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

  • Major and minor scales and arpeggios (not required on recorded auditions)
  • Two contrasting etudes
  • Solo selected by the student
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • Sight-reading (not required on recorded auditions)

Graduate

  • Major and minor scales and arpeggios (not required on recorded auditions)
  • Concerto selected by the student
  • Two contrasting etudes
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • Solo demonstrating contemporary techniques
  • Sight-reading (not required on recorded auditions)
Viola

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREENING REQUIREMENTS:

(must be played from memory)

  • A scale of your choice in three octaves, once slurring six and once with a spiccato stroke
  • One movement of a Bach cello suite or violin sonata/partita
  • First movement from a standard viola concerto

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

(must be played from memory)

  • A scale of your choice in three octaves, once slurring six and once with a spiccato stroke
  • Two contrasting movements from a solo Bach suite, sonata, partita or an equivalent solo work
  • One movement from a standard viola concerto

Graduate

(must be played from memory)

  • A scale of your choice in three octaves, once slurring six and once with a spiccato stroke
  • Two contrasting movements from a solo Bach suite, sonata, partita or an equivalent solo work
  • One movement from a standard viola concerto
Violin and Violin Suzuki Pedagogy

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

PRESCREEN REQUIREMENTS:

One movement of a concerto, one movement of Bach, and one etude

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

(must be played from memory)

  • All major and minor scales/arpeggios in three octaves (not required on video recording)
  • Two etudes or caprices by Dont, Gavinies, Kreutzer, Paganini, Rode, or the equivalent
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach sonata or partita (Ciaccona from Bach's Second Partita may be used as the equivalent.)
  • One movement from a standard concerto

Graduate

(must be played from memory)

  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach sonata or partita (Ciaccona from Bach's Second Partita may be used as the equivalent.)
  • An entire standard concerto or concert piece of the applicant's choice
  • Other solo of the applicant's choice
  • Scales, arpeggios, and thirds may be requested (not required on recorded auditions)

For an Artist Diploma or DMA audition, the violin faculty selects from the following requirements:

  • An entire sonata or partita for violin solo by Bach
  • A first movement with cadenza of a Mozart violin concerto
  • Two Paganini caprices or a substantial virtuoso piece: Ravel Tzigane, St. Saëns Rondo Capriccioso, Ysaÿe Ballade, Sarasate Carmen Fantasy (or another piece of the candidate's choice as approved by the head of the violin department)
  • A complete Romantic violin concerto with appropriate cadenzas (Beethoven Concerto also acceptable)
Voice

A prescreening video is required. To accommodate prescreening, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications well before the deadline of December 1. Each piece of repertoire must be unedited and recorded separately. 

Accompaniment is required for voice applicants, both on recordings and in live auditions. CIM will provide a pianist for live Cleveland auditions; applicants must provide their own pianist at regional auditions. 

PRESCREENING REQUIREMENTS:

Same as audition requirements.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate

(must be performed from memory)

  • Applicants must prepare from the classical vocal repertoire three selections -- one in Italian, one in English, and one in any language of choice.
  • Each applicant performing live in Cleveland will be scheduled for 30 minutes of warm-up time immediately before the audition. At that time, the applicant will bring copies of the audition repertoire and meet with the pianist.

Graduate

(must be performed from memory)

  • Applicants must prepare four selections representing a variety of musical styles and periods in four languages (English, French, German, and Italian), one of which must be an operatic aria.
  • Each applicant performing live in Cleveland will be scheduled for 30 minutes of warm-up time immediately before the audition. At that time, the applicant will bring copies of the audition repertoire and meet with the pianist.

DMA, Artist Diploma, or Professional Studies

  • Five selections in four languages (one each in English, French, German, and Italian) representing a variety of musical styles and periods; the fifth selection may be in any language of choice. Two of the five selections must be operatic arias.